Saul Funeral Homes Staff

 Funeral Directors

Lester J. Venella, Jr., CFSP

President
NJ Lic. No. 3310

Les graduated from Mercer County Community College Mortuary School and holds an Associate Degree from Rutgers University.  He has been a funeral director for 33 years.  Over the last 10 years, he has served as the President of the Saul Funeral Homes, Inc.  Currently, Les is a member of the Mercer County Funeral Directors Association and has previously held officer positions within the association.  He is also an active member of the Hamilton Township Rotary Club, the Mercer County Chamber of Commerce, and the Mercer County Networking Group.  Over the past 5 years, Mr. Venella has participated in delivery of meals for the Hamilton Township Meals on Wheels program.

Kimberly M. Saul-Bowne, CFSP

Manager Saul Colonial Funeral Home, Saul Memorial Home, A.S. Cole Son & Co., and  Glackin/Saul Funeral Home
NJ Lic. No 4110

Kimberly graduated from the Hun School of Princeton, Class of 1988, where she was inducted to the Athletic Hall of Fame for earning twelve Varsity letters.  She graduated from Randolph-Macon College, Class of 1992, with a B.S. in Psychology and later pursued her degree in Mortuary Science from American Academy, McAllister Institute of New York City.  Kimberly and her brother, W. Scott Saul, are fourth generation owners of Saul Funeral Homes, Inc.  Kim is a Certified Funeral Service Practitioner (CFSP), a member of New Jersey State Funeral Directors Association, Mercer County Funeral Directors Association, and currently Vice-Chair of the Thanexus Board of Directors.  Presently, she serves on the Board of Mobile Meals of Hamilton, the Visiting Nurses Board of Trenton, and the Strategic Planning Committee for the Hun School of Princeton, Princeton, NJ.  Kimberly holds both a Life and Health Producer’s License in the State of NJ. 

Kimberly’s commitment to sincerity, service, sensitivity, and support are an on-going effort to both the community and the families that she serves.

Amber L. Frese, CFSP

NJ Lic. No. 4571

Amber is a licensed funeral director who has been with the firm since 2002. She is a graduate of Towson University where she received a Bachelor Degree in Psychology in 2001.  Amber received a certificate in Funeral Service and Mortuary Science from Mercer County College in 2003, where she also served as her class secretary. Amber is an active member of the Mercer County Funeral Directors Association and the New Jersey State Funeral Directors Association.

Mary Ellen Fulginiti

NJ Lic. No. 4266

Mary Ellen has been employed by Saul Funeral Homes, Inc. since 1995 and has been a funeral director since 1998. In addition to her funeral director's license, Mary Ellen has her insurance producer’s license which permits her to handle pre-need insurance requests for those families who wish to prearrange. She is a member of the Mercer County Funeral Directors Association and the NJ State Funeral Directors Association.  Mary Ellen lives in the community and has been an active volunteer at RWJ University Hospital at Hamilton, a supporter of youth groups, and the arts. It is Mary Ellen's goal to interact with every family that she serves honestly, professionally, supportively and to excellently fulfill their needs.

Kathryn E. Morales, CFSP

NJ Lic. No. 4422

Kathryn is a graduate of Steinert High School.  In 1996 she joined Saul Funeral Homes, Inc. as an intern while pursuing her career in funeral service.  Kathryn graduated from Mercer County Community College with an Associate Degree in Applied Science.  She became a licensed funeral director in 2000 when she received her Certificate of Proficiency in Funeral Service.  Kathryn is a member and Second Vice President of the Mercer County Funeral Directors Association and completed her Certified Funeral Service Practitioner designation (CFSP) in 2008.  It is Kathryn's goal to serve every family with respect and dignity in their time of loss.

Mary E. Weber, CFSP

NJ Lic. No. 4469

Mary attended Rutgers University and graduated from Mercer County Community College in 2001 where she earned a Certificate in Funeral Service and Mortuary Science.  Mary has been employed by Saul Funeral Homes, Inc. as a licensed funeral director since March 2002.  She completed her Certified Funeral Service Practitioner designation (CFSP) in 2007.  Mary has her insurance producer’s license and is a member of the Mercer County Funeral Directors Association, as well as the New Jersey State Funeral Directors Association.  Compassion, quality of service and professionalism are major components of Mary's commitment to her families.

Reese R. Lieb

NJ Lic. No. 4717

Reese joined Saul Funeral Homes, Inc. as a licensed funeral director in October 2006.  She is a graduate of Mercer County Community College and served as class President.  Reese has been working in funeral service for 5 years and is an active member of the Mercer County Funeral Directors Association.  It is Reese’s mission to enable every individual to have the peace of mind of knowing that they are in the best of care and will be treated as family.

Dawn Selover, CFSP

NJ Lic. No. 3853

Dawn has been a licensed funeral director since 1987. Dawn received her Certified Funeral Service Practitioner designation (CFSP) in 1996.  She received her Bachelor of Science in Human Sciences from Thomas Edison State College. Professionally, Dawn is a member of the New Jersey State Funeral Directors Association, a former member of its Executive Board, and former President and member of the Essex Union and West Hudson Counties Funeral Directors Association. Over the years, she has participated in many open forums and presentations on funeral service for many groups including church groups and adult forums, high school and middle school classes, teacher enrichment programs as well as with the Middlesex County Coalition for Traumatic Loss Council. Dawn also volunteers as a member of the North Brunswick Township Municipal Alliance Committee, the Emanuel Community Development Corporation, formerly was a founding member of the North Brunswick Education Foundation and member and former Vice President of the Livingston Park Elementary School PTO.

Franklin H. Rainear

NJ Lic. No. 4543

Franklin, “Frank”, graduated from Mercer County Community College where he was on the Dean’s list and received the Award of Success in Funeral Service. He interned at the Kimble Funeral Home in Princeton, NJ, was employed by Saul Funeral Homes, Inc. for several years before joining the James W. Conroy Funeral Home in South Plainfield.

Frank has his insurance producer’s license, is a member of the NJ State Funeral Directors Association, the Mercer County Funeral Directors Association and past Vice President and the Middlesex County Funeral Directors Association and past Recording Secretary.

Frank is involved in many community organizations. He is a member of the South Plainfield First Aid Squad and Fire Department, Vice President of the South Plainfield Education Foundation, Rotary and Elks Club in Plainfield, an Officer on the South Plainfield Senior Citizen Advisory Council and a member of the Knights of Columbus, 3rd Degree, 1st year Trustee and the Membership Director, St. Vincent DePaul Society.

  

 Retired Funeral Directors

Donald J. Capelli, CFSP

NJ Lic. No 3243

Don, a graduate of Hammonton High School, attended Glassboro State College then matriculated and graduated in 1974 from the American Academy, McAllister Institute of Mortuary Science in New York City.  Don has been a licensed funeral director at Saul Funeral Homes, Inc. for over 30 years.  He has served as a former Vice President and member of the Hightstown/East Windsor Chamber of Commerce and was a member of the Hightstown/East Windsor Improvement Project.  Don is a Certified Funeral Service Practitioner (CFSP). For the past 10 years, Don, along with his family, has proudly been a part of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation Race for the Cure.  Don’s compassion and professionalism have well-served the many families he has assisted.


 

 Administrative Staff *

Carol A. Argenti

Darlene V. Mayer

Diane B. Gould

W. Scott Saul

 Trainee Staff

KrystalAnn Cherico

Christopher R. Young

  

 Support Group Facilitator

Marylou L. Pizzullo

Marylou facilitates the 4 support groups we hold each month at the Saul Colonial Home, for more information on the support groups go to grief resources.

  

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